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Climate change cooperation: can we shift the paradigm?

1 October 2020 2:00 pm
1 October 2020 4:00 pm

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This is the fourth in a series of virtual events called ‘Beyond Aid: Rerouting Africa-Europe relations‘ taking place between September & October 2020 and leading up to the next AU-EU Summit.

The climate crisis was overshadowed by COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. While it matters to keep climate change high on the agenda of the next European Union-African Union Summit, it is also critical to challenge the existing paradigm in this regard in order to allow a better alignment of European and African priorities.

The events are meant to increase the share of voice for the African private sector, civil society and diaspora organisations in the framework of the upcoming Summit. They are designed to discuss the ability to align Africa and European priorities, provide a set of recommendations and deliver on the narrative of a renewed Africa-Europe relationship, which focuses on moving away from dependency towards partnership. As European institutions have engaged negotiations with African partners in view of jointly endorsing a new comprehensive EU strategy with Africa at the Summit, the events will cover five themes of relevance for a true and fair partnership between Africa and Europe: debt, migration, trade & investment, climate, and youth.

ECDPM’s Hanne Knaepen will be a panellist during this event.

Please register here.

Cross-cutting TopicsSustainable food systemsAfrican Union (AU)Climate changeAfrica